Phil Ramone to receive music honour
Phil Ramone, the music producer who created hits with Billy Joel and Paul Simon, will receive the Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award at the Songwriters Hall Of Fame Awards.
The 14-time Grammy Award winner - who has also worked with top artists like Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra and Bruce Springsteen - will receive the gong on June 17 in New York.
The music producer, who is also an Emmy winner, is best known for hits such as Uptown Girl and Tell Her About It.
Phil Collins will be the recipient of the Johnny Mercer Award at the event.
Other inductees include Leonard Cohen, Jackie DeShannon, David Foster, Johnny Mandel, Al McKay and Earth, Wind And Fire's Maurice White.